Period
to 16 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 16 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 14 10
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 7,690 15,572 22,436
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 11.22% 11.55% 13.65%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.24% 42.00% 44.81%
Number of salaries quoted 6,824 14,257 20,673
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £71,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 18,647 37,077 50,070
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 27.21% 27.50% 30.46%
Number of salaries quoted 15,371 30,727 40,994
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in England.

Salary trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in England over the 6 months to 16 July 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the England region over the 6 months to 16 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -1 3,093 £65,000 +8.33% 226
South East +3 1,653 £47,500 +5.56% 177
North of England 0 1,372 £45,000 +5.88% 265
North West +4 835 £47,500 +11.76% 164
Midlands +1 680 £45,000 +5.88% 153
South West -7 465 £45,000 +5.88% 71
Yorkshire -4 448 £43,500 +2.35% 81
West Midlands +1 442 £45,000 +5.88% 84
East of England 0 404 £45,000 - 68
East Midlands -2 234 £42,500 +6.25% 67
North East -1 90 £40,000 +2.56% 20
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 16 July 2020, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 4,068 (52.90%) SQL
2 3,700 (48.11%) .NET
3 3,583 (46.59%) C#
4 3,029 (39.39%) Microsoft
5 2,979 (38.74%) Azure
6 2,825 (36.74%) Agile Software Development
7 2,295 (29.84%) JavaScript
8 1,942 (25.25%) ASP.NET
9 1,772 (23.04%) Finance
10 1,726 (22.44%) MVC
11 1,444 (18.78%) HTML
12 1,437 (18.69%) AngularJS
13 1,409 (18.32%) Windows
14 1,399 (18.19%) Business Intelligence
15 1,372 (17.84%) AWS
16 1,307 (17.00%) CSS
17 1,241 (16.14%) .NET Framework
18 1,236 (16.07%) .NET Core
19 1,209 (15.72%) DevOps
20 1,158 (15.06%) Oracle
21 1,145 (14.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 1,127 (14.66%) T-SQL
23 1,057 (13.75%) Scrum
24 1,054 (13.71%) TDD
25 1,035 (13.46%) ASP.NET Web API
26 990 (12.87%) Degree
27 977 (12.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 965 (12.55%) ASP.NET MVC
29 917 (11.92%) React
30 915 (11.90%) Microservices

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 432 (5.62%) IIS
2 396 (5.15%) Elasticsearch
3 386 (5.02%) SharePoint
4 196 (2.55%) Apache
5 175 (2.28%) MS Exchange
6 153 (1.99%) Confluence
7 120 (1.56%) Apache Spark
8 117 (1.52%) CMS
9 97 (1.26%) Tomcat
10 86 (1.12%) Skype for Business
11 63 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
11 63 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
12 62 (0.81%) Umbraco
13 58 (0.75%) SAS
14 57 (0.74%) EPiServer
15 54 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
16 44 (0.57%) WebSphere
17 41 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
18 34 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
19 29 (0.38%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 313 (4.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 270 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
3 52 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
7 8 (0.10%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.052%) SPSS
9 3 (0.039%) FileZilla
10 2 (0.026%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.026%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.026%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.013%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.013%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.013%) Inkscape
11 1 (0.013%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 165 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 16 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 16 (0.21%) Salerio
5 13 (0.17%) SAP GTS
6 11 (0.14%) Elite 3E
6 11 (0.14%) Markit EDM
6 11 (0.14%) NetSuite
7 8 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
7 8 (0.10%) Maximo
7 8 (0.10%) R3 Corda
7 8 (0.10%) ResourceLink
8 7 (0.091%) Exchequer
8 7 (0.091%) Oracle Applications
8 7 (0.091%) Raiser's Edge
9 6 (0.078%) Carpe Diem
9 6 (0.078%) Magento
10 5 (0.065%) FastStats
10 5 (0.065%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 2,979 (38.74%) Azure
2 1,372 (17.84%) AWS
3 860 (11.18%) Power Platform
4 431 (5.60%) Office 365
5 346 (4.50%) SaaS
6 284 (3.69%) GCP
7 243 (3.16%) PaaS
8 227 (2.95%) Serverless
9 208 (2.70%) IaaS
10 199 (2.59%) Dynamics 365
11 157 (2.04%) Azure Data Factory
12 145 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
13 135 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
14 108 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
15 96 (1.25%) Amazon ECS
16 91 (1.18%) GitHub
17 69 (0.90%) PowerApps
18 57 (0.74%) Apigee
19 55 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
20 44 (0.57%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 248 (3.22%) Firewall
2 204 (2.65%) DNS
3 169 (2.20%) Internet
4 166 (2.16%) TCP/IP
5 156 (2.03%) DHCP
6 143 (1.86%) SAN
7 129 (1.68%) VPN
8 126 (1.64%) Skype
9 121 (1.57%) LAN
10 109 (1.42%) WAN
11 66 (0.86%) HTTP
12 61 (0.79%) VoIP
13 59 (0.77%) VLAN
14 48 (0.62%) NAS
15 47 (0.61%) NetScaler
15 47 (0.61%) Network Security
16 42 (0.55%) SSL
17 32 (0.42%) Intranet
18 28 (0.36%) MPLS
19 25 (0.33%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,145 (14.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 977 (12.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 906 (11.78%) Data Warehouse
4 818 (10.64%) Power BI
5 683 (8.88%) MySQL
6 640 (8.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 629 (8.18%) MongoDB
8 589 (7.66%) Relational Database
9 439 (5.71%) NoSQL
10 420 (5.46%) Data Lake
11 384 (4.99%) PostgreSQL
12 372 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
13 349 (4.54%) SQL Server 2019
14 322 (4.19%) SQL Server 2016
15 270 (3.51%) Azure SQL Database
16 264 (3.43%) Big Data
17 242 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
18 224 (2.91%) RDBMS
19 187 (2.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 164 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 788 (10.25%) Git (software)
2 572 (7.44%) Visual Studio
3 334 (4.34%) JIRA
4 322 (4.19%) Jenkins
5 305 (3.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 236 (3.07%) TeamCity
7 215 (2.80%) Selenium
8 213 (2.77%) Octopus Deploy
9 142 (1.85%) NUnit
10 112 (1.46%) SpecFlow
11 109 (1.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 87 (1.13%) WebDriver
13 86 (1.12%) GitLab
14 79 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
15 74 (0.96%) Bitbucket
16 72 (0.94%) Cucumber
17 70 (0.91%) Moq
18 69 (0.90%) Artifactory
19 62 (0.81%) MSTest
20 60 (0.78%) Subversion
General
1 1,772 (23.04%) Finance
2 320 (4.16%) Banking
3 267 (3.47%) Retail
4 209 (2.72%) Legal
5 190 (2.47%) Law
6 157 (2.04%) Games
7 149 (1.94%) Front Office
8 144 (1.87%) Back Office
9 116 (1.51%) Marketing
10 76 (0.99%) Manufacturing
11 69 (0.90%) Public Sector
12 56 (0.73%) Investment Banking
13 52 (0.68%) Telecoms
14 50 (0.65%) Advertising
15 43 (0.56%) Local Government
16 42 (0.55%) Financial Institution
17 40 (0.52%) Aerospace
18 35 (0.46%) Automotive
19 25 (0.33%) Electronics
20 19 (0.25%) Police
Job Titles
1 4,029 (52.39%) Developer
2 1,642 (21.35%) .NET Developer
3 1,194 (15.53%) C# Developer
4 837 (10.88%) Analyst
5 769 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 680 (8.84%) Senior Developer
7 630 (8.19%) Software Developer
8 544 (7.07%) SQL Developer
9 395 (5.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 372 (4.84%) Architect
11 371 (4.82%) DBA
12 292 (3.80%) Software Engineer
13 266 (3.46%) SQL DBA
14 259 (3.37%) Junior
15 255 (3.32%) Full Stack Developer
16 250 (3.25%) Data Analyst
17 247 (3.21%) Applications Support
18 234 (3.04%) Administrator
19 231 (3.00%) C# Software Developer
20 227 (2.95%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,700 (48.11%) .NET
2 1,942 (25.25%) ASP.NET
3 1,444 (18.78%) HTML
4 1,437 (18.69%) AngularJS
5 1,307 (17.00%) CSS
6 1,241 (16.14%) .NET Framework
7 1,236 (16.07%) .NET Core
8 1,035 (13.46%) ASP.NET Web API
9 965 (12.55%) ASP.NET MVC
10 917 (11.92%) React
11 767 (9.97%) Web Services
12 749 (9.74%) Entity Framework
13 707 (9.19%) jQuery
14 551 (7.17%) Node.js
15 523 (6.80%) REST
16 467 (6.07%) HTML5
17 456 (5.93%) XML
18 431 (5.60%) Vue.js
19 315 (4.10%) RESTful
20 279 (3.63%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 830 (10.79%) Analytical Skills
2 627 (8.15%) Greenfield Project
3 240 (3.12%) Management Information System
3 240 (3.12%) Self-Motivation
4 204 (2.65%) Hedge funds
5 193 (2.51%) Mobile App
6 185 (2.41%) User Experience
7 163 (2.12%) Data Centre
8 144 (1.87%) Data Structures
9 133 (1.73%) Clustering
9 133 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
10 115 (1.50%) Replication
11 77 (1.00%) Algorithms
12 75 (0.98%) Public Cloud
13 74 (0.96%) Reinsurance
14 72 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 59 (0.77%) Private Cloud
16 53 (0.69%) Fixed Income
17 49 (0.64%) Driving Licence
18 48 (0.62%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1,409 (18.32%) Windows
2 724 (9.41%) Windows Server
3 637 (8.28%) Linux
4 252 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 198 (2.57%) Windows Server 2016
6 178 (2.31%) Unix
7 173 (2.25%) Windows 10
8 145 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 124 (1.61%) Windows 7
10 123 (1.60%) Android
11 104 (1.35%) Apple iOS
12 89 (1.16%) Windows Server 2019
13 63 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 40 (0.52%) CentOS
15 29 (0.38%) Solaris
16 25 (0.33%) Windows 8
17 21 (0.27%) Debian
18 19 (0.25%) Ubuntu
19 18 (0.23%) AIX
20 14 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,825 (36.74%) Agile Software Development
2 1,726 (22.44%) MVC
3 1,399 (18.19%) Business Intelligence
4 1,209 (15.72%) DevOps
5 1,057 (13.75%) Scrum
6 1,054 (13.71%) TDD
7 915 (11.90%) Microservices
8 882 (11.47%) ETL
9 802 (10.43%) Analytics
9 802 (10.43%) Problem-Solving
10 691 (8.99%) Software Engineering
11 568 (7.39%) BDD
11 568 (7.39%) Web Development
12 564 (7.33%) OO
13 531 (6.91%) Continuous Integration
14 511 (6.64%) Test Automation
15 505 (6.57%) Data Modelling
16 475 (6.18%) ITIL
17 465 (6.05%) Computer Science
18 435 (5.66%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 4,068 (52.90%) SQL
2 3,583 (46.59%) C#
3 2,295 (29.84%) JavaScript
4 1,127 (14.66%) T-SQL
5 833 (10.83%) Python
6 683 (8.88%) Java
7 667 (8.67%) PowerShell
8 542 (7.05%) TypeScript
9 287 (3.73%) VB.NET
10 227 (2.95%) PHP
11 191 (2.48%) VB
12 170 (2.21%) R
13 168 (2.18%) PL/SQL
14 134 (1.74%) Bash Shell
15 133 (1.73%) C++
16 118 (1.53%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 109 (1.42%) VBA
18 78 (1.01%) Ruby
19 74 (0.96%) Scala
20 69 (0.90%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 990 (12.87%) Degree
2 310 (4.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 242 (3.15%) Computer Science Degree
4 234 (3.04%) Security Cleared
5 150 (1.95%) SC Cleared
6 122 (1.59%) MCSE
7 97 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
8 93 (1.21%) MCSA
9 81 (1.05%) CCNA
10 67 (0.87%) MCP
11 51 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
12 40 (0.52%) TOGAF Certification
13 38 (0.49%) DV Cleared
14 36 (0.47%) Master's Degree
15 34 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 32 (0.42%) Sun Certification
17 28 (0.36%) ISEB
18 27 (0.35%) AWS Certification
19 26 (0.34%) ISTQB
20 24 (0.31%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 371 (4.82%) QA
2 157 (2.04%) Data Quality
3 126 (1.64%) SLA
4 103 (1.34%) GDPR
5 94 (1.22%) GAAP
6 78 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 39 (0.51%) PCI DSS
8 18 (0.23%) COBIT
9 17 (0.22%) ISO 9001
10 14 (0.18%) NIST
11 10 (0.13%) PMO
11 10 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 9 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 6 (0.078%) UCITS
14 4 (0.052%) COSO
15 3 (0.039%) Actionable Recommendations
15 3 (0.039%) IFRS
15 3 (0.039%) ISO 14001
15 3 (0.039%) Solvency II
16 2 (0.026%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 735 (9.56%) Active Directory
2 552 (7.18%) Docker
3 316 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 227 (2.95%) Hyper-V
5 105 (1.37%) vSphere
6 87 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
7 71 (0.92%) XenApp
8 50 (0.65%) XenDesktop
9 47 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
10 27 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
11 26 (0.34%) Terminal Server
12 25 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
13 19 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
13 19 (0.25%) VirtualBox
14 13 (0.17%) VMware Server
15 11 (0.14%) GlusterFS
16 10 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 9 (0.12%) HDFS
18 8 (0.10%) Terminal Services
19 7 (0.091%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 471 (6.12%) Kubernetes
2 162 (2.11%) Ansible
3 156 (2.03%) SCCM
4 141 (1.83%) Terraform
5 107 (1.39%) Puppet
6 95 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
7 57 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
8 48 (0.62%) WSUS
9 39 (0.51%) SCOM
10 37 (0.48%) Kibana
11 34 (0.44%) Nagios
12 33 (0.43%) Failover Clustering
13 29 (0.38%) Backup Exec
14 27 (0.35%) vCenter Server
15 24 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
16 20 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
17 16 (0.21%) Grafana
18 15 (0.20%) logstash
19 13 (0.17%) FortiGate
19 13 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3,029 (39.39%) Microsoft
2 1,158 (15.06%) Oracle
3 512 (6.66%) VMware
4 474 (6.16%) Tableau
5 261 (3.39%) Google
6 220 (2.86%) Teradata
7 194 (2.52%) Alteryx
8 193 (2.51%) Cisco
9 183 (2.38%) Cadence
10 180 (2.34%) Blue Prism
10 180 (2.34%) UiPath
11 178 (2.31%) Automation Anywhere
11 178 (2.31%) Citrix
12 177 (2.30%) IBM
13 158 (2.05%) HP
14 152 (1.98%) SAP
15 103 (1.34%) Xamarin
16 91 (1.18%) Dell
17 83 (1.08%) Databricks
18 76 (0.99%) ServiceNow